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Liberalism is a philosophy of politics and morality based on freedom, the consent of government and equal rights. Liberals take a wide variety of views, but they generally support free markets, free trade, restricted government, the rights of individuals (including civil and human rights), capitalism, democracy, lay people, sex equality , racial equality, internationalism, freedom of expression, press freedom and religious freedom.

Liberalism Quotes:

Populists have always been out to challenge the orthodoxy of the corporate order and to empower workaday Americans so they can control their own economic and political destinies. This approach distinguishes the movement from classic liberalism, which seeks to live in harmony with concentrated corporate power by trying to regulate excesses.

Jim Hightower

What does it say about a president’s policies when he has to use a cartoon character rather than real people to justify his record? What does it say about the fiction of old liberalism to insist that good jobs and good schools and good wages will result from policies that have failed us, time and again?

Mitt Romney

Liberalism has never been about establishing a universal standard. Liberalism is simply intellectual cover for those wanting to gain political power and increase the size of the state.

Andrew Breitbart

Liberty isn’t liberalism, arbitrariness, but it’s connected; it’s conditioned by the great values of love and solidarity and in general by the good.

Pope Benedict XVI

If Obama came by his liberalism in the faculty lounge, then sure, he can see it hasn’t worked, and he can modify it. But if Obama got his formative ideas when he was very young, and if they are the result of his traumatic relationship with his father, then they are built into his psyche.

Dinesh D’Souza

Liberalism is a cancer; it’s a forest fire; it destroys every single thing it touches.

Dan Bongino

The freedom of man is, in political liberalism, freedom from persons, from personal dominion, from the master; the securing of each individual person against other persons, personal freedom.

Max Stirner

Even if you have a brain predisposed to liberalism, you might end up with some conservative friends or find inspiring conservative role models who could be very influential on you, and that could send you down a different track in life.

Jonathan Haidt

If you have a personality predisposed to liberalism, you might gravitate more to the artsy crowd or the anti-establishment crowd. And then those peers will affect you, and they will give you values, and you will copy them.

Jonathan Haidt

Does defending liberalism leave you friendless and perhaps wondering about your breath?

Phil Ochs

Though claiming to represent a conservative form of Christianity, the Religious Right is politically a form of Protestant liberalism.

Stanley Hauerwas

In my estimation, there should always be a mixture of economic liberalism – which means small government, a great emphasis on markets – but also a certain degree of social conservatism, not to favor change unless that change is beneficial. So I describe myself as an economic liberal and a social conservative.

John Howard

Unless you think hard about political questions in our culture, you are liberal by default. You have to think your way out of liberalism.

Heather Mac Donald

I don’t want to be a dictator, because it is contrary to my own conscience. I am a democrat, but I don’t desire democratic liberalism. On the contrary, I want a guided democracy… I have a conception of my own, which I will put at the disposal of the party leaders if required.

Sukarno

Conserving the individual is the basis of conservatism. It is classical, de Tocqueville liberalism.

Dana Loesch

I think Democrats made a mistake running away from liberalism. Liberalism, uh, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, John and Robert Kennedy – that’s what the Democratic party ought to reach for.

Theodore C. Sorensen

Liberalism is financed by the dividends from Conservatism.

Craig Bruce

One side-effect of the so-called war on terror has been a crisis of liberalism. This is not only a question of alarmingly illiberal legislation, but a more general problem of how the liberal state deals with its anti-liberal enemies.

Terry Eagleton

The belief that recipients of government aid are better off the more we spend on them is remarkably persistent. No matter how many times this central tenet of liberalism gets debunked, like Brett Favre, it just keeps coming back.

Paul Ryan

Classical liberalism is the idea that individual freedom and limited government are the best way for humans to form a free society.

Dave Rubin

I think experience will teach you a combination of liberalism and conservatism. We have to be progressive and at the same time we have to retain values. We have to hold onto the past as we explore the future.

Oliver Stone

I think one of the big challenges facing modern liberalism is that there’s not a great emotional appeal to an international identity, like a citizen-of-the-world identity.

Stephen Miller

It’s interesting that when economic times were the hardest, that’s when many people embraced liberalism.

Oliver Stone

During the 1980s, many people mistook Thatcherism and Reaganism – actually a wild form of liberalism – for conservatism.

Peter Hitchens

Liberalism does not preclude an organisation of the flow of money in which some channels are used in decision making while others are only good for the payment of debts.

Jean-Francois Lyotard

Liberals shouldn’t cede the responsibility to defend free speech on college campuses to conservatives. After all, without free speech, what’s liberalism about?

Bari Weiss

Liberalism is totalitarianism with a human face.

Thomas Sowell

Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved.

Aristotle

My objection to Liberalism is this that it is the introduction into the practical business of life of the highest kind namely, politics of philosophical ideas instead of political principles.

Benjamin Disraeli

Unrestrained liberalism only makes the strong stronger and the weak weaker and excludes the most excluded.

Pope Francis

Liberalism is a religion. Its tenets cannot be proved, its capacity for waste and destruction demonstrated. But it affords a feeling of spiritual rectitude at little or no cost.

David Mamet

Liberalism is, I think, resurgent. One reason is that more and more people are so painfully aware of the alternative.

John Kenneth Galbraith

That’s what liberalism is all about, is promoting incompetence on the basis it’s fair, because people would be the best if they weren’t discriminated against.Rush Limbaugh

If liberalism discredited itself, Obama woulda never gotten elected, and the New Deal woulda gone by the wayside, and LBJ woulda never gotten the Great Society. Liberalism does not discredit itself. It has to be explained and beaten back.

John Kenneth Galbraith

Feminism is liberalism, and look at what it’s doing, look at what it’s promoting, look at what it’s condoning. All the while, we have to live in this lie that there’s some sort of Republican War on Women. We don’t do this to women! We don’t objectify women like this.

Rush Limbaugh

Liberalism isn’t change. It has to be imposed.

Rush Limbaugh

I used to have a phrase: Liberalism is spreading misery equally. And now the ruling class throughout Washington seems to have adopted this.

Rush Limbaugh

It doesn’t benefit me to lie to people. They’re eventually going to find out the truth, and then where am I? That’s the problem with liberalism and socialism, by the way: it has to be propped up by lies.

Rush Limbaugh

Liberalism has consequences. It has never worked, folks! It has never worked. And it has never fulfilled its promise.

Rush Limbaugh

Well-intentioned liberalism always leads to progressivism. There’s no choice there. Once that action is taken the only thing you can run on is totalitarianism – you have no choice.

Dan Crenshaw

The spirit of liberalism is to create free men; it is not the regimentation of men.

Herbert Hoover

Liberalism, above all, means emancipation – emancipation from one’s fears, his inadequacies, from prejudice, from discrimination, from poverty.

Hubert H. Humphrey

In the 1970s, many intellectuals had become political radicals. Marxism was correct, liberalism was for wimps, and Marx had pronounced that ‘the ruling ideas of each age have ever been the ideas of its ruling class.’

Steven Pinker

There was one thing more than any other that turned this New York, liberal, Jewish, Columbia University graduate student away from modern liberalism: its use of moral equivalence to avoid confronting evil during the Cold War.

Dennis Prager

There was a time when liberalism was identified with anti-Communism. But the Vietnam War led liberals into the arms of the Left, which had been morally confused about Communism since its inception and had become essentially pacifist following the carnage of World War I.

Dennis Prager

There is something about liberalism that is not nearly as true about conservatism. The further left one goes, the more one finds that the ideology provides moral cover for a life that is not moral. While many people left of center lead fine personal lives, many do not.

Dennis Prager
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